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Diagnosing Chronic Gastrointestinal Complaints

If our gastrointestinal tract is not healthy, we cannot be healthy either. This is where we digest and absorb nutrients from the food we eat, eliminate toxins, produce immune cells and house 95% of our serotonin. If things are not working well with our digestive system, we usually do not feel well. Gastrointestinal issues play some role in almost any illness. Common gastrointestinal complaints include gas, bloating, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, slow digestion and discomfort […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is a bout of diarrhea or constipation that is accompanied by bloating and abdominal discomfort that can become intensely painful. While irritable bowel syndrome can be very distressing, there is no damage being done to the intestinal tract. Irritable bowel syndrome is not caused by cancer nor is it a precursor to cancer. Because irritable bowel syndrome is a collection of symptoms, it has been known by other names in the past […]

Managing Digestive Disorders

We know that bad food can cause an upset stomach but the way in which diet can trigger or affect a chronic digestive disorder has not yet been fully explained. However, it is quite clear that certain disorders are profoundly influenced by what we do or do not eat or can be helped by adding or eliminating certain types of food. Our digestive tract is a 40 feet long, winding tube, consisting of several sections […]